In most homes, it’s not a matter of IF the cold and flu will hit, but WHEN. And when it hits, the last thing you want is to be driving around in the middle of the night in your pajamas looking for relief. Prepare now with these 10 items so that when sickness hits your home, you are ready to fight it!
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You already have your tea and tissues and blanky and warm snuggly pajamas ready to go. These are your top 10 all-natural items to provide comfort and relief during your sickest days of winter.
1. Elderberry Syrup
One of my friends got me hooked on Elderberry Syrup. We keep a bottle in the fridge for when those first symptoms appear to help ward off or at least minimize a cold or flu. Elderberries are a natural immune booster, and elderberry syrup is used as a natural infection fighter. Elderberry syrup is not to be used during pregnancy or lactation. If you have a medical condition or are taking pharmaceutical drugs, please consult with your healthcare practitioner before using this product.
If you aren’t a fan of syrup, they also make capsules.
2. Thieves Essential Oil Infused Cough Drops
I think after preventive measures, the first stop for me is to soothe my throat. I don’t know about you, but my throat is always the first place to need and want relief! The triple-action formula of Thieves® Cough Drops offers comfort by relieving coughs, soothing sore throats, and cooling nasal passages. Minty, spicy, and sweet without processed sugar, dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives, these cough drops are made with naturally derived ingredients, including pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and menthol from peppermint.
3. Make All Natural DIYs
I made an all-natural alternative to Vicks Vapor Rub. It only took a couple minutes. Quick, easy, and I was breathing in the healing aroma of eucalyptus and peppermint in no time. This all-natural home remedy is great for colds and sinus infections.
Pour a hot bath, and add these bath salts. They only take a few minutes to mix up and are specifically designed to help ease your symptoms.
Lysol is a mainstay in every home. But I am not a fan of the chemical and toxic ingredients. You can make your own non-toxic and yummy smelling version in just a few minutes.
4. Sinus Cleaner
For healthy sinuses to function as intended, mucous membranes must be intact and the sinus passages open to allow for proper drainage and circulation of air through the nasal passage. Sinus Cleanser is an all-natural, patented saline nasal wash that provides homeopathic doses of wild indigo (Baptisia tinctoria), oregano, grapefruit seed extract, and colloidal silver—all within an isotonic solution of salt water that is buffered for proper pH balance. This synergistic solution supports natural defenses and washes away microbes, dust, debris, pollen, and other irritants.
5. Bone Broth
Grandma was right that chicken soup will heal your soul! Experts agree that bone broth heals. It has so many restorative benefits, which may include:
- Joint health
- Immune System
- Boost immunity
- Healthy Skin
- and may even reduce cellulite!
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6. Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Organic Lip Balm
Having a cold and flu usually means also having to deal with dry, cracked lips. Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Organic Lip Balm is designed to prevent this issue. It’s 100% certified organic, super moisturizing, and uses sustainable and fair trade ingredients. The peppermint essential oils help to soothe dry lips, and you can also use it all over the body on healing points such as your earlobes, back of neck, cheeks, and even cuticles!
7. Essential Oils
My favorite Essential Oils for the cold and flu are peppermint and eucalyptus. Peppermint works on headaches and stomach aches, and the combination with eucalyptus helps to ease congestion. Add to a roller with a carrier oil, diffuse, or add to your shower or bath.
8. Knitted Hot Water Bottle Cozy
Sometimes a little bundle of adorableness is needed when you have the cold and flu! This hot water bottle cozy looks like knitted turtleneck sweater. Use it in your bed to warm up on those cold winter nights or when you are feeling under the weather for extra comfort. Cover fits a standard 2 liter bottle (not included) with a neck opening. Just unbutton the bottom of the cover and slip in your hot water bottle (not included). Easily filled from the top neck opening.
9. Organic Blanket
Every sick day requires an organic blanket to snuggle under. Ok, let me take that back. ANY day requires snuggling under an organic blanket!
10. Lemon Ginger Tea
What sick time wouldn’t be complete without some healing tea? While I don’t drink it regularly, Lemon Ginger Tea is my go-to for anyone who is sick in my family. Let the healing begin!
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